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Hundreds Attend 8th Annual Makahiki Kuilima

Makahiki Kuilima tug o war

The 8th annual Makahiki Kuilima took place on January 12, with about 1,500 people in attendance. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Ke Kula ‘o S.M. Kamakau school. It is part of the school’s mission of community outreach to share the Hawaiian culture.

A highlight of the event is Hawaiian sledding or he'e holua, it is the only active sledding track anywhere in the islands.

“Makahiki Kuilima gives our students, and the entire school ohana, the opportunity to hear and speak Hawaiian outside of the school setting and to practice a living culture,” said event organizer Anne Stone.

The event also includes a Kukini Kuilima 5K run for all ages. About 100 people participated in the 3-mile trail race.

We talked story with Anne about the event, which shares the amazing Hawaiian culture with the community and visitors alike.

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Do the Kalikimaka Cocktail Crawl

Santa with cocktail on Hawaii beach

Tis the season of Christmas cheer! We’ve partnered with our friends at HydroFlask to gift you with an amazing limited edition Hydroflask when you complete our first ever Kalikimaka Cocktail Crawl.

Kalikimaka Cocktail Crawl: December 1 - 30

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10 Reasons Why the North Shore is Just as Cool as the North Pole

Everyone knows Christmas in Hawaii doesn’t include snowflakes, snowball fights, and snow angels but that doesn’t mean the North Shore of Oahu isn’t as cool as the North Pole during the holiday season.

Here are 10 Island inspired festive activities you can enjoy in paradise.

 

1. Giddy-up with a Reindeer Ride

Horses santa hats hawaii

Our horses, we mean reindeers, will take you on a whimsical ocean view trail ride. These North Shore Christmas excursions begin December 20 and run through the 27th. Rides are daily at 1:30 p.m. Make sure you bring your camera, There will be a special opportunity to capture holiday photos - the perfect souvenir of your Christmas in Hawaii!

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